Months after banning militias from its platform, Facebook continued to categorize people as being interested in them.
Some commentators have praised the Sri Lankan government's decision to temporarily shut down social media — but people in the country say Facebook is being centered in a discussion of violence with far more complex causes.
A new report identified more than 200 militia pages and groups on Facebook as of March 18, more than two months after the insurrection at the Capitol.
“We have identified youth work as a priority for Instagram and have added it to our H1 priority list,” reads an internal Instagram post obtained by BuzzFeed News.
The group has often devolved into drama, debate, and politics, and now the New York Times is looking for volunteer moderators to take over.
“I cannot emphasize this enough: This cannot read your brain,” Facebook exec Andrew Bosworth told BuzzFeed News.
In a Thursday presentation, Facebook executives told employees the company isn’t to blame for social division in the country. One researcher said some polarization can be a good thing, citing the civil rights movement.
Politicians in Congress are talking about returning to the days of robust anti-monopoly enforcement.
His resignation comes amid new revelations of entanglements with Nextdoor and the Walton Foundation.
The New York Times columnist has been using his perch to promote the Weave Project — without disclosing his potential conflicts of interest to his readers.
Brooks also appeared in a Facebook-produced video panel used to promote an NYU study of Facebook Groups funded by the social media giant.
Facebook Vice President Andrew Bosworth told employees that the company is evaluating the legal and privacy issues around facial recognition for its upcoming wearable gadget.
Facebook’s rules to combat misinformation and hate speech are subject to the whims and political considerations of its CEO and his policy team leader.
“How are the emoji’s being recommended in this and can we remove this so this doesn’t perpetuate Asian racial stereotypes?”
Google And Apple Have Caved To Pakistani Pressure To Take Down Apps Made By This Persecuted Religious Minority
The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority has used anti-blasphemy rules to target members of the Ahmadiyya community.
In an internal post, the company outlined how it will try to protect people opposing Myanmar’s military coup.
Violent Protests Erupted In India. Then Calls For Police To Shoot The Protesters Went Viral On Twitter.
Twitter did not take “Shoot” off its trending topics for at least a couple of hours — after there was public outcry and after BuzzFeed News emailed asking for comment.
Facebook and Twitter spent so long worrying about moderation, they forgot they could just pound the "ban" button.
Lies about science, civil rights, and the vote itself have turned Americans against one another.
Earlier this week, Facebook employees warned that military product ads were being advertised against news about DC riots. The company did not act.
“It’s a ghost town."
Right-wing extremists used Facebook to call for the overthrow of the government and storm the US Capitol in the period leading up to the Jan. 6 insurrection, according to a new report.
But on Sunday, BuzzFeed News continued to find ads for firearm accessories on the social network, more than 22 hours after Facebook announced its temporary suspension.
Following An Insurrection, Lawmakers And State Attorneys General Are Asking Facebook To Halt Ads Of Military Gear
“Whether through negligence or with full knowledge, Facebook is placing profit ahead of our Nation’s democracy.”
And they are moving to Signal and Telegram as a result.
A Bodybuilder, A Neo-Confederate, A Tattoo Artist: These Are The Trump Rioters Arrested For Storming The Capitol
Those arrested include a bodybuilder, a tattoo artist, a member of neo-Confederate and militant groups, an organizer of a Trump boat parade, and a man convicted of attempted first-degree murder.
“Patriots inside, baby!” Derrick Evans, a newly elected member of the state's House of Delegates, shouted as he livestreamed on Facebook.
“What excuse did we use not to ban him this time?”
The mob that forced Congress to flee organized on both obscure and mainstream sites.